Continuing education (CE) requirements for Maryland social workers:
LCSW: Must take forty (40) credit hours of CE every 2 years, including three (3) Category I hours in ethics. At least twenty (20) of the forty (40) credits must be earned in Category I. All forty (40) credits can be earned in Category I.
LCSWs can earn up to twenty (20) credit hours of CE in Category II. Home-study, audiovisual and online courses provided by an approved sponsor are considered Category II activities.
LBSW: Must take thirty (30) credit hours every 2 years, including three (30) Category I hours in ethics. At least fifteen (15) of the thirty (30) credits must be earned in Category I. Ethics must be earned in live programs or interactive online programs.
LBSWs can earn up to fifteen (15) credit hours in Category II. Home-study, audiovisual and online courses provided by an approved sponsor are considered Category II activities.
Category I: Category I courses are those given by Board authorized sponsors such as ASWB. These include live programs such as conferences and workshops.
Category II: Category II activities are less structured and include home study and online courses.
Renewal date: October 31 every 2 years
At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/3/2019-6/3/2020.
LCSWs in Maryland can earn twenty (20) of their CE credits online through athealth.com, and LBSWs can earn fifteen (15) of their CE credits online through athealth.com.
State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners continuing education regulations, click the button below.
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